The 2009 Montana Legislature created the Montana Centennial Farm and Ranch Program to recognize and commemorate the agricultural traditions of Montana. Through this program, farm or ranch families that have owned or lived on their land for 100 years or more may be recognized for their contribution to Montana's history.
Requirements for the program are:
- Proof of continuous ownership by members of the same family beginning with the founder and concluding with the present owner, spanning minimally 100 years.
- Proof of founding date, commonly through a deed, and subsequent deeds.
- Line of ownership from the first family member(s)—those whom you consider to be the founder(s)—may be through spouses, children, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, or adopted children.
- One current owner must be a Montana resident.
To apply, please complete this Centennial Farm and Ranch Application (Word) (PDF).